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  • November 15, 2017 15 Nov'17

    Load-Balancing Reinvented

    Like VoIP optimisation I've been blogging about recently, so I've been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late '90s. The former, AKA Load-Balancing and ...

  • November 03, 2017 03 Nov'17

    Finding the right hybrid network supplier – the questions you should be asking

    In this guest blog, Paul Ruelas, director of product management at Masergy, shares some tips on how to pick the right hybrid network supplier for your business.  A global wide area network (WAN) ...

  • October 26, 2017 26 Oct'17

    Singtel taps Versa for software-defined branch service

    Singtel anchors its managed software-defined branch service with technology from Versa Networks; MegaPath looks to Fortinet to bolster security for its managed SD-WAN service.

  • October 20, 2017 20 Oct'17

    Why open network systems are so difficult to find

    Bloggers explore open network systems, look into the development of unified security operations and analytics, and recommend how to tweak an Ansible playbook.

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  • What you'll build with software-defined architecture

    It's been two years since Gartner declared that the future of the data center was software-defined. And while we're still a ways from that reality, there's plenty of reason to think IT is indeed moving toward the software-defined architecture.

    The ability to compose your infrastructure puts components where they're needed -- but only for as long as they're needed there. Then those resources become available again for another task. IT professionals aren't crazy to look at the speed and efficiency advantages of that type of software-defined architecture and think, "We need that."

    To reap those rewards, however, means orienting the data center around software. That's a big shift both in strategy and execution. And it's not easily achievable.

    The cover story of this issue of Modern Infrastructure digs into these possibilities and challenges. TechTarget's Erica Mixon talks with experts about the software-defined architecture, what it can achieve and what an organization will want to take into account before heading down that road.

    With a truly composable infrastructure and products with cloud-like capabilities, an organization can pool its data center resources and put them to work with utmost efficiency. If that's the future, maybe it's time to start figuring out how you'll get there.

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  • Evaluate the SDN and machine learning tradeoffs

    With SDN and machine learning, it's important to consider the tradeoffs that come with issues like mouse flows and changing application characteristics. Continue Reading

  • A multi-tenant data center offers SDN challenges, benefits

    SDN controllers offer segmentation in a multi-tenant data center. Understand how to configure the right network flow to isolate traffic, and explore potential pitfalls of SDN. Continue Reading

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